January 15, 2012 08:21:14pm
Re: Eli is the Man - ning
If you think about it, Lambeau Field was essentially a television studio today. With the multitude of audio/video broadcasting equipment and multiple angle views you'd think it was a porn studio.
Today was a completely different experience compared to the 1967 Ice Bowl when Bart Starr stuck it to the Dallas Cowboys on a quarterback sneak late in the game on a -30 degree wind chill afternoon. I believe his salary with the Packers in 1967 was somewhere south in the neighborhood of $100K.
I’ll add my following commentary from yesterday’s post;
You can hear the sound of corks-a-poppin out here this evening as if it were New Years Eve. Candlestick exploded today like the upcoming California earthquake.
Harbaugh has done an exceptional job, the 49ers success is directly related to Harbaugh's "teammenship" and a defense that would make Mike Singletary proud.
The cinderella stories to my eyes this year are both the 49ers and the NY Giants. Eli Manning is awesome in terms of accuracy. Hopefully the game tomorrow will be close and fun to watch. I just don't know if Green Bay is as hungry as they were last year and both teams are conditioned for the frozen tundra. The true mark of a champion is the ability to come back from behind.
In terms of the Patriots, Brady and the NFL, this is the time of year when I get just a tad cynical, the sound of coin droppin in Vegas, the revenue stream of advertising, international TV Networks, NFL Films and merchandising equaling banco deniro in the gazillions.
Hopefully the game tomorrow will be close and fun to watch.
PS "teammenship" is a word derived from my artistic license, sorta like a mulligan in golf!
“The one universal lessson i’ve learned in life is to never get emotionally attached to the outcome of any given situation, death included “.